R.I.P. Colley Kitson, March 2013

Colley Kitson, long time member of TCCC and owner of the former Colley’s Chess Cafe in Bloomington, died on Tuesday, March 19th, 2013. Many in the chess community, local and statewide, knew Colley well.

A graveside service of military honors was held on Saturday, April 23rd, 11 A.M. at Calvary Cemetary in Decatur.  Map to cemetary is at: http://goo.gl/maps/9QH7U .

Arrangements were handled by Moran & Goebel Funeral Home in Decatur, (217) 875-2004. There is a obituary / tribute at http://www.moranandgoebel.com/obituaries/Colley-Kitson/ If we learn of memorial arrangements, etc. they will be posted here.

There will be a memorial tournament for Colley, details will be posted after discussing with Decatur’s Chess Club and within the Twin Cities club.

Colley Kitson (Left) playing Tansel Turgut in a 22 player simul he organized in December, 2010 at Colley’s Chess Cafe, Bloomington, IL Click for full size.

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